Meet OC Board of Supervisor Katrina Foley AND OCPA ‘s Opaque Proposition to Local Rate-Payers

Amidst the massive forces of: the stalling of climate mitigation measures in the US Congress, the undeniable disruption of Jan 6. insurrection, and the horrific Russian invasion of Ukraine…. we continue covering Orange County June 7th 2022 Primary. We begin with OC Board of Supervisor Katrina Foley, to talk about her campaign for re-election in her brand new Orange County Board of Supervisor District, the 5th District. This new district includes: Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Irvine (south of I-405), Laguna Woods, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, and unincorporated area bounded on the north by the the Antonio Parkway, Oso, and Ortega Highways, and on the south by the San Diego County line.

In the second segment (minute 41:27), picking up where she left off last month, is Brand Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog to spell out the juncture at which business and residential electricity rate-payers are, whom are covered by the Orange County Power Authority. A lot of action folks, not so much sunshine; a lot of climate aspirations, unclear about the agency’s commitment to those goals.

Music credits: Chimora, “African Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Hiromi, “Spectrum,” Women’s Voices – album; Shabaka Hutchings, “Black Skin, Black Masks,” We Out Here – album.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/FoleyLin4-5-22.mp3

The Reach Of Corruption in Irvine and Beyond

Mindful that listeners’ ears are drawn to the coverage of what’s taking place in Ukraine, today’s show’s elements have their own kind of connection dealing with corruption. Both guests generously offer their talents and might in non-profit capacities: Akaash Maharaj, Ambassador-at-Large, with Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption and Branda Lin, co-founder of Irvine Watchdog. They draw a through line from the local level to far beyond. They will be examining resources, relationships, and realities. Note: The aforementioned “California Water Supply Infrastructure Trust Account Initiative” signature collection for statewide prop this fall, has been suspended. And the Poseidon desalination project proposed in Huntington Beach, has been withdrawn from the CA Coastal Commission March meeting schedule. Stay tuned for future agendizing. Music credits: Chimora, “Africano Americano,” Sounds of Africa- album; Sportive Tricks, “Rigs of Time,” Old Dogs New Tricks – album. 

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/MaharajLin2-22-22.mp3

Orange County Power Authority; Brokers for Whom?

Irvine Watchdog Co-chair, Richard Green looks under the hood of the recently created OC Power Authority; transparency and accountability are in very short supply, residents and ratepayers in: Irvine, Huntington Beach, and Fullerton. Watchdog is keeping an eye on the Racquet Club of Irvine property as plans for rezoning and an amendment to Irvine’s General Plan are being considered. In the super heating real estate market of Irvine, we all can keep an eye on a flurry of rezoning to bid up the value of properties around the city.
Listeners interested in appearing in the new segment, “Inside the 45th” are invited to contact the host: cshambaugh@kuci.org.

http://www.kuci.org/podcastfiles/984/GreenPOd7-13-21.mp3